Wednesday, February 12, 2014

BEEF ULARTHIYATHU / KERALA restaurant style Beef dry roast

Ingredients for Restaurant style Beef Ularthiyathu :
Cooking time : 20min
Serves : 3

Beef : 1/2 kg, 500g, finely chopped 
Onion : 1, chopped finely
Garlic : 3cloves, chopped finely
Ginger : 1/2 inch piece, chopped finely
Vinegar : 1tbsp or lemon juice from 1/2 of a large lemon
Chili powder : 1 tsp
Turmeric powder : 1/4 tsp
Coriander Powder : 2tsp
Fennel (perunjeerakam) : 1/2 tsp (optional)
Bay leaf : 1
Cloves (grambu) : 3
Cinnamon (karuvappatta) : 1/2 inch stick
Cardamom (Elaikka) : 2
Pepper Corns (kurumulaku) : 1/2tsp
Garam Masala : 3/4 tsp
Coconut slices : 1/4Cup, optional
Curry Leaves : 2spring
Coconut Oil : 2tbsp

Method :

1. Clean and cut the beef into small pieces. wash thrice and drain using a colander.

2. Heat a skillet/pan/pressure cooker and dry roast the chilly powder, coriander powder, Fennel,cloves, cinnamon, pepper, cardamom,  garam masala and turmeric powder in the same order.  When you get a nice aroma, turn off the flame and allow to cool. Grind it with  enough water to make a thick paste. Add vinegar and enough salt to it and marinate the beef pieces for 1 -3 hrs and pressure cook till the meet is tender and soft.

 (If you don't have time to marinate, combine the marinade, beef, salt and vinegar in a pressure cooker with 1/4 cup water and pressure cook for 2 to 3 whistles)

3.  Heat oil in a kadai and add coconut slices and fry them till light brown. Add onion and fry for 5 minutes. add cooked beef and combine well. Cook in medium - high flame till the water is absorbed and masala coats to the beef pieces nicely. Now add 1 tsp oil, curry leaves  and stir fry till you get a dry, spicy and dark beef dry roast.

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